Football Academy

Kepier Elite Football Academy

Kepier Elite Football Academy

In September 2012, Kepier opened the Kepier Elite Football Academy (KEFA). The first of its kind in the country, where talented young footballers receive specialised coaching alongside a structured timetable of lessons; with the aim of securing a pathway into further education or football career. Learners that are accepted into the KEFA take part in a customized timetable personalized to each individual between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm. Players are expected to fully engage in life at Kepier and will study for at least 8 GCSEs as well as attending the Kepier Elite Football Academy.
After restructuring their Football Academy recently, Kepier Academy are proud to have secured the services of UEFA Pro Licence coach Paul Jenkins.
In recent years Paul has assisted Steve Agnew as Middlesbrough FC First Team Coach when the club were recently in the Premier League, where he also spent over 22 years as an Academy Coach. Having worked with every age group from U12 through to U23, his experience and knowledge of developing young, aspiring footballers will prove invaluable in developing the learners of Kepier’s Football Academy.
As well as Paul’s experience at Middlesbrough FC, last season he also held the positions of Assistant Manager and Interim Academy Director at Hartlepool United FC. Paul will be assisted by ex-Sunderland Academy player and England Youth international, Anthony Callaghan, who currently plays semi-professional with South Shields FC. Paul said “I am delighted to be at Kepier, and to have the opportunity to work with and develop these talented young footballers.”
Assistant Principal Victoria Booth said “we are extremely excited to embark on a new chapter for our Football Academy. We know that the appointments of Paul Jenkins and Anthony Callaghan can only enhance the programme we deliver, with this leading to better opportunities for our learners when they leave Kepier.”

Kepier Elite Football Academy Training Times 2018/19

Year 7 School
Monday 2.00 - 4.00
Tuesday 8.30 - 9.40 and
2.00 – 3.00
Wednesday 1.00 - 3.00
Thursday 8.30 - 9.40 and
2.00 - 4.00
Friday 8.30 - 9.40
Year 8 School
Monday 8.30 – 9.40
Tuesday 10.30 - 11.40
Wednesday 8.30 - 9.40 and
2.00 - 4.00
Thursday 8.30 - 10.30 and
2.00 - 4.00
Friday 1.00 - 2.00
Year 9 School
Monday 2.00 - 4.00
Tuesday 1.00 - 2.00
Wednesday 8.30 - 10.30
Thursday 10.30 - 11.40
Friday 10.30 – 12.30 and
3.00 - 4.00
Year 10 School
Monday 10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday 11.40 - 12.30 and
3.00 - 4.00
Wednesday 3.00 - 4.00
Thursday 9.40 – 10.30 and
11.40 - 12.30
Friday 3.00 - 4.00
Year 11 School
Monday 1.00 - 2.00
Tuesday 8.30 – 10.30 and
3.00 - 4.00
Wednesday 3.00 - 4.00
Thursday 1.00-2.00
Friday 9.40 - 10.30 and
3.00 - 4.00

Our Aims

Our aims and goals with Kepier Elite Football Academy

Applications

Selection into the Kepier Elite Football Academy.

Working in Partnership

Partnerships between Kepier Elite Football Academy and professional football clubs

The Team

Meet the team.

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Latest News

News and updates with our learners

Gallery

Our learners in action

 

What do the learners think?

Some of our learners had this to say...

Kepier Elite Football Academy has given me the confidence to go forward and the ability to take players on.

Football is hard work but always exciting. Everyday I want to improve and be the best I can be.

Kepier Elite Football Academy has helped me works on all areas of my game, especially tempo, ball skills and fitness.

Kepier Elite Football Academy has helped me gain strength and stamina, also it has given me more confidence plus opportunities

Number of learners
Players at Pro Clubs

Our Aims

To support talented footballers to succeed in both their football development and education. It is expected that all Kepier Elite Football Academy Players fully engage in life at Kepier. All players will study for at least 8 GCSEs alongside their football training programme.

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How to join

Selection into the Kepier Elite Football Academy is based purely on football ability. The trial dates will be publicised on the Kepier website, however you can contact the school at any time for further information.

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Who is who?

The Kepier Elite Football Academy deliver the coaching sessions across all year groups.

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